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by just brew it!
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale

Debian (and its derivatives) generally try to be broadly compatible out-of-the-box. Off the top of my head, the only compatibility issues I've had when installing Ubuntu have been related to GPU support (GPU drivers can be a bit of a clusterf*ck on any distro if you get unlucky), and my first attem...
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Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Portable chargers
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Portable chargers

After running my phone completely flat a couple of times on a recent trip, I've finally decided I need some form of portable charging device. I ordered two: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P7N0320/ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MLHS2S/ The first one is your typical self-contained rechar...
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Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale

Debian (and its derivatives) generally try to be broadly compatible out-of-the-box. Off the top of my head, the only compatibility issues I've had when installing Ubuntu have been related to GPU support (GPU drivers can be a bit of a clusterf*ck on any distro if you get unlucky), and my first attemp...
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Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video Card Prices
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: Video Card Prices

Yup, fan wear-out is the main concern. Heat stress is also a potential issue, if there were a bunch of them crammed together in the same chassis. While thermal cycling is indeed the worst thing you can do to electronics, 24x7 operation at the edge of the thermal envelope on something that wasn't des...
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Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Video Card Prices
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: Video Card Prices

The current video card situation is the result of people buying up AMD GPUs to mine the latest fad cryptocurrency (Ethereum). This in turn has increased demand for NVIDIA cards since the AMD ones became stupidly expensive (or were out of stock). Until the Ethereum craze passes and/or supplies catch ...
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Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 880

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

Seagate hit a couple of rough patches a few years back, and had a few problematic SKUs. Outside of those, their reliability doesn't seem to be significantly better or worse than the rest.

They're off my "avoid" list now, though all else being equal I'll still go for WD or HGST instead.
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Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 42
Views: 1338

Re: End of an E®A

derFunkenstein wrote:
I thought you were going to start a catsup-based business

Or canned lab-grown meat.
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Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mushroom ketchup and spices.
Replies: 44
Views: 524

Re: Mushroom ketchup and spices.

Anovoca wrote:
molten explosions of condiment fury all over one's lunch

I found this phrase highly amusing for some reason. :lol:
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Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 880

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

But... is Linux a REAL consumer OS? Or is it just a developer OS for cultists? It's definitely a consumer OS in its Android form. For general desktop use I'd say Ubuntu, Mint, and other similar distros are there provided your use case is amenable (i.e. no requirement for apps that are only availabl...
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Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mushroom ketchup and spices.
Replies: 44
Views: 524

Re: Mushroom ketchup and spices.

If I make my own ketchup it's gonna have chipotle peppers in it!
by just brew it!
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 880

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

[and JBI, fair point about drivers- don't know if/when we'll actually ever get parity there either] GPU drivers are an ongoing sore spot. The Open Source ones for NVIDIA and AMD always seem to lag a few generations behind, and the proprietary ones tend to be fragile (breaking when kernel updates ar...
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Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 880

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

This is worst for people like myself that are learning about Linux. I get servers- today, and twenty years ago when I ran hlds for an in-house Counter-Strike server. I get attempting to use it as a sole desktop OS, so long as there's nothing that you *require* Windows for, or you can run a dual-boo...
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mushroom ketchup and spices.
Replies: 44
Views: 524

Re: Mushroom ketchup and spices.

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Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mushroom ketchup and spices.
Replies: 44
Views: 524

Re: Mushroom ketchup and spices.

It's posts like that that make me wonder if you're a bot.
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 880

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

I don't think that matters. Some folks have built their identity around it, and honestly, I don't want to build my identity around an operating system. It's like macOS in that way. Or the AmigaOS folks? Amazing enough you can still buy PowerPC boards to put this on, or use old PowerPC based Macs in...
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mushroom ketchup and spices.
Replies: 44
Views: 524

Re: Mushroom ketchup and spices.

whm1974 wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
WTF, dude. Are you on "magic mushroons" yourself? :roll:

Nope, just overthinking of ways to make money.

And maybe get yourself beat up by a pissed off "customer"?
by just brew it!
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 880

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

We've been around this block at least a dozen times before. Let's just say you're very predictable, and stuff frequently seems to go right over your head.
by just brew it!
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mushroom ketchup and spices.
Replies: 44
Views: 524

Re: Mushroom ketchup and spices.

WTF, dude. Are you on "magic mushroons" yourself? :roll:
by just brew it!
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 880

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

Heiwashin wrote:
Me too. This is gonna end up becoming a tr drinking game.

I think it already is. Or at least, I find these threads much more amusing when I've been drinking.

And this is coming from a committed (more than a half-decade now) Linux developer and user...
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3389
Views: 502267

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Armchair self-psychoanalysis time... :lol: I've come to the realization that I've increasingly been listening to darker, more aggressive/dissonant music over the past few years. I find things like Meshuggah, Atheist, early Opeth and Mastodon, Intronaut, etc. piquing my interest more frequently of la...
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New Laptop
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: New Laptop

My smartphone (LG G4) also gets really warm under load (using the navigation feature with the screen on seems to be particularly taxing, and will kill the battery in fairly short order if the phone isn't plugged in). The Nexus 6P does the same in nav mode, but at least can shed enough heat to stay ...
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mushroom ketchup and spices.
Replies: 44
Views: 524

Re: Mushroom ketchup and spices.

Yeah looks fairly simple enough to do. I'm surprised that Jas Townsend and Son isn't selling this themselves. Setting up a business to produce and distribute a perishable food product on a commercial scale is a pretty big PITA. Presumably they don't want to make a full-time job of it and would rath...
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New Laptop
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: New Laptop

Very fast laptop but keyboard gets a lil warm on left side. Inevitable consequence of cramming lots of heat-generating components into as small a space as possible. My work MacBook Pro gets really warm if I run a big compile on it. My smartphone (LG G4) also gets really warm under load (using the n...
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mushroom ketchup and spices.
Replies: 44
Views: 524

Re: Mushroom ketchup and spices.

Yeah looks fairly simple enough to do. I'm surprised that Jas Townsend and Son isn't selling this themselves. Setting up a business to produce and distribute a perishable food product on a commercial scale is a pretty big PITA (and for something like this, unlikely to be very profitable). Presumabl...
by just brew it!
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mushroom ketchup and spices.
Replies: 44
Views: 524

Re: Mushroom ketchup and spices.

Many (if not most) foods we typically buy only in mass produced form aren't that hard to make at home. Some restaurants make their own ketchup too; it's trendy to be able to claim that all of your ingredients are "locally sourced", and for condiments like ketchup that typically means you n...
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Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)
Replies: 125
Views: 10661

Re: TR BBQ XIV - Official Thread (7/15/17 confirmed)

Played that at a company picnic a few years ago. Yeah, it's a lot of fun.
by just brew it!
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roadtrip Playlist
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Roadtrip Playlist

DragonDaddyBear wrote:
I'm familiar with most of those bands, actually.

Yeah, I guess the only semi-obscure ones on that list are really the fusion stuff, Djam Karet, maybe Sass Jordan and/or Beth Hart.

Some '80s hair metal would work too. Guns 'n' Roses, Mr. Big.

And maybe some Judas Priest.
by just brew it!
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roadtrip Playlist
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Roadtrip Playlist

DragonDaddyBear wrote:
DancinJack wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
Maybe a Beatles album or two.
Maybe a Rolling Stones album or two

FTFY

Rolling Stones is definitely more road trip worthy, IMO

Yes, you are probably right.
by just brew it!
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?
Replies: 149
Views: 1465

Re: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?

But canned dog food, potted meat in a can, vienna sausages and hot dogs are all exactly the same thing --just the ground up leftover trimmings like lips and snouts and cartilage mixed with fat. The dog food is probably the most nutritionally balanced one with the least fat because it's intended to ...
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Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?
Replies: 149
Views: 1465

Re: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?

I keep some in the house and eat it from time to time. I agree with pps, it has a strong flavor and it's very salty. I don't know how much sodium a can has, but I suspect it's the daily allowance for a week. I like the individual foil packs they sell. Those are handy when you want to just put it on...